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“(1) In its resolution 55/61 of 4 December 2000, the General Assembly recognized that an effective international legal instrument against corruption, independent of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (resolution 55/25, annex I) was desirable and decided to establish an ad hoc committee for the negotiation of such an instrument in Vienna at the headquarters of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The text of the United Nations Convention against Corruption was negotiated during seven sessions of the Ad Hoc Committee for the Negotiation of the Convention against Corruption, held between 21 January 2002 and 1 October 2003. The Convention approved by the Ad Hoc Committee was adopted by the General Assembly by resolution 58/4 of 31 October 2003. The General Assembly, in its resolution 57/169 of 18 December 2002, accepted the offer of the Government of Mexico to host a high-level political signing conference in Merida for the purpose of signing the United Nations Convention against Corruption. In accordance with article 68 (1) of resolution 58/4, the United Nations Convention against Corruption entered into force on 14 December 2005. A Conference of the States Parties is established to review implementation and facilitate activities required by the Convention. (2) First International Forum on Tax and Crime ∙ Oslo ∙ 21-23 March 2011. Issues related to greater inter-agency co-operation were discussed by more than 150 delegates from 54 delegations who participated in the first tax and crime forum on 21-23 March 2011 in Oslo hosted by the Norwegian government. The conference brought together representatives from a range of OECD and non-OECD governmental agencies, including Tax Administrations, Finance and Justice Ministries, Financial Intelligence Units, Central Banks, FATF, International Organisations, as well as business and NGOs. Second International Forum on Tax and Crime ∙ Rome ∙ 14-15 June 2012. This Forum brought together senior policy makers from different government agencies including the tax, anti-money laundering and anti-corruption communities, as well as private sector representatives, NGOs and other interested stakeholders. Participants examined best practice approaches to closer inter-agency co-operation at the domestic level and explore how to improve international cooperation. The conference also showcased specific key risks in the tax and crime area, allowing countries to target resources and learn from the experience of others. Building on previous events in Oslo and Rome, the Third Forum on Tax and Crime provided an opportunity for senior government officials from tax and customs administrations, anti-money laundering and anti‑corruption authorities, police and law enforcement, public prosecutors, financial regulators and government Ministries, as well as international organisations and NGOs, to discuss current issues and country experiences on key policy and operational topics in combating all forms of financial crime. (3) The 4th Joint African Union Commission/United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (AUC/ECA) Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development was held in 2011. This Conference mandated ECA to establish the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa. Illicit financial flows out of Africa have become a matter of major concern because of the scale and negative impact of such flows on Africa’s development and governance agenda.  By some estimates, illicit flows from Africa could be as much as US $50 billion per annum. This is approximately double the official development assistance (ODA) that Africa receives and, indeed, the estimate may well be short of reality as accurate data does not exist for all transactions and for all African countries.
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IACA Promotes Anti-Corruption Education at FfD Conference - IACA - International Anti-Corruption Academy

IACA Promotes Anti-Corruption Education at FfD Conference - IACA - International Anti-Corruption Academy | Corruption, Bribery, Tax and Crime, Illicit Financial Flows, Crime | Scoop.it
IACA delivered a strong anti-corruption message last week at the Third United Nations International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

This major global conference, which ran from 13 - 16 July, discussed how to finance the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda and the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It came shortly before the United Nations summit to adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda in New York in September.

In his speech during the high-level segment, Martin Kreutner, Dean and Executive Secretary of IACA, said that the fight against corruption needs to be a prominent part of the Post-2015 agenda. He emphasized that investing in anti-corruption education and empowering professionals is the smart way towards sustainable development, safeguarding human rights, and strengthening the rule of law.

“When I consider our chances of success, I feel both optimistic and afraid,” Kreutner said. “I am optimistic that the sustainable development agenda is achievable—provided we work together to turn the tide towards greater prosperity and equity. But I am also afraid that all the SDGs—and their financing—run the risk of being severely undermined by corruption.”

Kreutner also had bilateral meetings with several high-level delegates to the conference, participated in various roundtables, and held a press briefing for international journalists. In addition, the IACA delegation organized a side event on how anti-corruption education can contribute to sustainable development.

The conference adopted an outcome document called the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, which reaffirms the importance of “combating corruption at all levels and in all its forms”. However, the document also says that the Post-2015 Development Agenda, including the SDGs, “must be underpinned by equally ambitious and credible means of implementation”.

To read and download the outcome document, click here.
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US President Barack Obama tells Kenyans to shun corruption and focus on developing Kenya

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Illicit financial flows from Africa report

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Nigeria: Board of State Oil Company Is Dissolved After Corruption Scandal - New York Times

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ICC confirms acting on Modi's corruption lead - ESPNcricinfo.com

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Download Thieves of State; Why Corruption Threatens Global Security PDF

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Kuwait accused of Corruption Cover up | Culture...

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NGOs to launch "Stop the Bleeding" campaign aimed at stemming companies' illicit financial flows from Africa | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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Nigeria News. Your Nigerian Online News Source: Nigerianeye.com: Osinbajo vows to fight corruption

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Congo's Kabila files corruption complaint against officials - Reuters Africa

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Corruption - Work with the Private Sector

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The role of the private sector in the fight against corruption is regarded as crucial. At its third session, the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption adopted resolution 3/2 on the prevention of corruption, underscoring the role that the private sector has to play in preventing and fighting corruption. In particular, the Conference mandated UNODC to collect and disseminate information on methodologies for assessing special vulnerabilities of areas in the private sector prone to corruption, and called upon States parties to promote the business community's engagement in the prevention of corruption. The Conference also encouraged States parties, representatives of private sector entities and relevant international organizations to consult and collaborate with each other in order to share best practices on the alignment of systems of public procurement with the requirements of article 9 of the Convention. Furthermore, in its resolution 3/4 on technical assistance, the Conference encouraged States and UNODC to continue to develop and promote coordinated partnerships, including between the public and private sectors, in order to leverage resources for advancing technical assistance efforts.

The Global Forum VI on Fighting Corruption and Safeguarding Integrity: "Strength in Unity: Public-Private Partnerships to Fight Corruption" took place in Qatar on 7 and 8 November 2009 and preceded the third session of the Conference of the States Parties. The Forum placed considerable emphasis on the contribution that the private sector can make to the fight against corruption, and explored how to forge alliances between the private sector and the donor community. The outcome of the Forum was brought to the attention of the Conference of the States Parties at its third session.

UNODC contributes actively to the implementation of the 10th principle of the United Nations Global Compact, which states that "Business should work against corruption in any form, including bribery and extortion". In particular, UNODC has provided input to: a guide to facilitate companies' reporting on the 10th principle; a tool to prevent and fight corruption along the supply chain; and a campaign waged by top business leaders in support of UNCAC. As the result of these undertakings, on 1 May 2009, chief executive officers from some of the world's leading companies threw their support behind the Convention and called on Governments to more effectively and robustly implement it. In their letter to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, they also underlined the need for the establishment of an implementation review mechanism by the Conference at its third session. The Reporting Guidance on the 10th Principle against Corruption and the Guide to Fight Corruption in the Supply Chain are expected to be endorsed at the third Global Compact Leaders' Summit, due to take place in New York in June 2010.

UNODC and the United Nations Global Compact are developing an anti-corruption e-learning tool. The programme mediates knowledge of anti-corruption matters, in particular of UNCAC, and will contribute to capacity building and awareness raising efforts in support of the corporate community. The tool, expected to be launched at the third Global Compact Leaders' Summit, will be distributed to all United Nations Global Compact business participants and will be available free of charge from both organizations' websites.

A joint publication by UNODC and PricewaterhouseCoopers, entitled "Anti-Corruption Policies and Measures of the Fortune Global 500", was released in September 2009. The research work was carried out by PricewaterhouseCoopers as a pro-bono contribution to the anti-corruption work of the United Nations. The study provides an overview of the measures that companies listed in the 2008 Fortune Global 500 Index have adopted to combat economic crime and corruption. It serves as an inspirational tool for companies that wish to adopt and enforce effective anti-corruption policies but may not possess the necessary 'know-how', or wish to review and enhance their existing measures.

There is an on-going dialogue with Microsoft regarding a pro-bono contribution to the development of the technological infrastructure of the UNCAC Legal Library and Knowledge Management Consortium. UNODC also continue to consult with Transparency International and the International Chamber of Commerce on the alignment of their business principles to the fundamental principles enshrined in the United Nations Convention against Corruption.
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Thabo Mbeki addresses PAP on AU report - Illicit Financial Flows from Africa

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Miyelani Mkhabela unpacks Mbheki's "Illicit financial flows out of Africa" topic

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UN corruption cops commence probe into domain-name and patent body WIPO - The Register

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Kabila files corruption complaint against officials - Eyewitness News

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President Joseph Kabila has denied that there was any political motive behind the charges.
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2200 Chinese officials investigated over corruption - The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)

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Chinese authorities have investigated more than 2,200 government officials for involvement in major fiscal fraud, the country's top auditor said Sunday.
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Pan African Parliament Adopts AU's Report On Illicit Financial Flow

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Every Nigerian owes the duty to fight corruption - The Opinion

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OECD rebukes Israel for failing to combat foreign bribery - Middle East Monitor

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Anna Hazare Not Willing to Remove The Name Corruption from IAC

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AAP plans to launch anti-corruption units - Times of India

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Demanding the removal of Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) chief Mukesh Kumar Meena, AAP said that if the central government and the lt. governor interfere in their work, the party will set up several anti-corruption units here.
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Ghana must take strong stance against corruption - GACC - GhanaWeb

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Corruption remains the greatest obstacle to the nation’s socio-economic progress, Ghana Anti-Corruption...
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